Signature event

AVPN Global Conference 2024

23 - 25 April 2024
St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort &
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Abu Dhabi, UAE


One Asia, One Future

As AVPN counts down to the 11th edition of the Annual Global Conference, which will take place against the backdrop of a world in great flux, it is imperative that we provide the social investment community with the most extensive opportunity yet, to learn, connect, and unite in action for Asia.

Join us for the first time in West Asia, in Abu Dhabi, UAE on 23 - 25 April 2024 in a gathering guided by the theme “One Asia, One Future”.


Uniting Asia for a sustainable future

While the world continues to face a multitude of uncertainties, Asia has proven resilient, standing up to the economic challenges brought on by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic slowdown. The region is home to some of the fastest growing economies and a significant contributor to global growth.

But in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we must reach beyond Asia’s economic growth story and harness its vast collective power. We must leverage our extraordinary cultural, socio-economic and historical diversity, the resilience and capacity of our communities, as well as our shared desire to achieve impact and secure the futures of this generation and the next. We must create One Asia, One Future.

In partnership with Abu Dhabi, the AVPN Global Conference 2024 will take place in April, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council. This reflects Abu Dhabi’s dedication to fostering global conversations on philanthropy, seamlessly aligning with AVPN’s passion for igniting impact across Asia.

Following last year’s record attendance of 1300 delegates from 44 countries, the AVPN Global Conference 2024 will bring together investors, philanthropists, corporations, policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and implementing organisations from around the world, working for impact within the Gulf Cooperation Countries and all territories eastward as far as Australia and New Zealand.

This will be the most inclusive conference to date, bridging north, south, east and west Asia through our platform for knowledge exchange and networking, alongside opportunities for forming wide-reaching alliances in the pursuit of collaborative action.


A rich history of giving

Abu Dhabi, UAE, marks the first time AVPN will hold its annual Global Conference in West Asia, as we redouble our efforts to unite the social investment community, share insights, and accelerate impact. As with the rest of Asia, the UAE also has a long-held tradition of philanthropy where giving is done privately. With the emergence of new philanthropic organisations alongside a more focused approach to corporate social responsibility, there is now a growing interest in innovation, entrepreneurial principles and a desire for collaboration and partnership, particularly within Asia. As the deadline for achieving the SDGs looms, this moment calls for shared urgency in promoting strategic, structured practices to unlock capital for addressing Asia's critical issues.


The AVPN Global Conference 2024
is set to be larger than ever

To host 1,500 delegates, the Conference will take place across two stunning locations in Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub, Saadiyat Island, which are about five minutes from each other.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is located at the heart of Saadiyat Island, overlooking the crystal-clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf. 9 kilometres of natural sandy beach and just minutes away from the Saadiyat Cultural District and Abu Dhabi downtown.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas is conveniently located on the Saadiyat Beach and is near the airport, city centre, prime banking and business districts, golf courses, local leisure attractions and minutes away from Saadiyat Cultural District; allowing our guests to visit iconic masterpieces such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.


Uncovering key themes for a seamless and rich experience


Collaboration is at the heart of AVPN’s mission to unlock more capital towards impact. In the last decade, we have witnessed the transformative power of bringing unlikely allies together to address seemingly insurmountable challenges in health and nutrition, disaster recovery, gender, education, and climate through knowledge sharing, with aligned or pooled funds, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and other approaches.


Taking action also requires Leadership. We seek to demonstrate leadership from within Asia in all its dimensions, showcasing changemakers who can give voice to homeground leadership models that can be exemplars on a regional and global level alongside those who work for change at scale, bringing to the fore a regional narrative that is inclusive, representative, and drives the global conversation.


The third theme realises that Innovation is critical for addressing complex and interconnected challenges. Technology provides a launchpad for new solutions while enabling adaptation, resource optimisation, and scalability. But innovation isn’t confined to technology alone, but also plays a role in designing sustainable and effective approaches for channelling capital towards impact that leverage both private wealth and public resources.


What you can expect


Expected Attendees







Activities to look forward to

Plenary and Sessions

Impact Live Showcases

Workshops & Masterclasses

AVPN Hub and Networking Lounge

Networking Receptions

Exclusive Side Programmes

Cultural Showcases


Conference Agenda

The agenda is correct at the time when it is published, and is subjected to change without notice. Please check back for updates.

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Conference Speakers

We are thrilled to introduce speakers for the AVPN Global Conference 2024, with many more to be announced soon. Stay tuned for further updates!


Major thanks to all of our partners

Main Partner

مجلس الشؤون الإنسانية الدولية

Host Partners

Reaching the Last Mile
KZNF - AVPN2024 Host Partner Logo

Core Partners

BMG - Core Partner
Emirates Red Crescent - Core Partner

Lead Partners

AVPN2024 Session Partner - ADECA
ADIO - Lead Partner
Jnj Foundation - AVPN2024 Lead Partner
Ma'an - Lead Partner
THKJC-IP - Lead Partner
VISA - AVPN2024 Vision-2

Session Partners

Bayer Foundation
Brian Impact Foundation - APN2024 Session Partner
Capital Markets Malaysia min - AVPN2024 Session Partners 3
Cathay Financial Holdings - APVN2024 Session Partner
AVPN2024 Session Partner - C-CAMP
AVPN2024 Session Partner - CAF
Chevron - AVPN2024 Session Partners
CITI Foundation - Session Partner
DASRA min - AVPN2024 Session Partner (1)
Ford Foundation (2)
AVPN2024 Session Partner - Geneva Global
Heifer Project International - APN2024 Session Partner
Hewlett Foundation
Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation - APN2024 Session Partner
India Health Fund - APN2024 Session Partner (1)
KOICA - APN2024 Session Partner
Lever for Change
LGT (Middle East) Ltd. - AVPN2024 Session Partners
AVPN2024 Session Partner - Minderoo
Monash University - APN2024 Session Partner
MYSC - APN2024 Session Partner
AVPN2024 Session Partner - Paul Ramsay Foundation
SAP - APVN2024 Session Partner (2)
AVPN2024 Session Partner - Solutions+ (2)
The Tenure Facility - AVPN2024 Session Partners
UNICEF Office of Innovation - AVPN2024 SessionPartner
UOBVM - Session Partner
Visa Foundation - APN2024 Session Partner

Knowledge Partners

AVPN2024 Knowledge Partner - Bain and Company
AVPN2024 Knowledge Partner - CrossBoundary
AVPN2024 Knowledge Partner - Mckinsey
AVPN2024 Knowledge Partner - PWC

Strategic Partners

NPO - AVPN2024 Strategic Partner (1)
Clean Rivers min - AVPN2024 Strategic Partner

Media Partners

ALLIANCE - AVPN2024 Media Partner
APAC Network - Media Partner
Majarra - APVN2024 Media Partner
AVPN2024 Media Partner - The National

Supporting Partner

Tactiv - Supporting Partner

Outreach Partners

Eco-Business - AVPN2024 Outreach Partner (1)
Social Enterprise Academy Logo
Terre Des Hommes (1)
Villgro Logo
WINGS logo, AVPN2024 Outreach Partner


Major thanks to all of our partners


Key Topics

While there are overarching themes that will underpin the Conference discussions, there are key topics that continue to necessitate urgent action from global social investors, including but not limited to:

Delegates' experience

Hear from our delegates


AVPN Global Conference 2023

In June, the AVPN Global Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur showcased the power of collaboration, leaving attendees inspired! With an impressive gathering of over 1300 delegates, 250 influential speakers, and representation from 44 diverse markets, this conference is Asia's largest social investment event.

The convergence of ideas and the soaring possibilities at the conference fostered an atmosphere of innovation and transformative change. Thought-provoking discussions and impactful sessions offered invaluable insights to delegates, empowering them to make a real difference in the world.


Key interviews with AVPN Global Conference 2023 speakers


Frequently Asked Questions

Join us as a partner to get in front of the right audience, tell your stories, and provide solutions to problems that matter. Explore our partnership opportunities by contacting us at [email protected].

The AVPN Global Conference 2024 is open exclusively to funders and resource providers. Non-members, however, must receive a confirmation email upon registering their interest to secure a ticket.

  • The AVPN Signature Events are known for their potential to connect unlikely allies, facilitate knowledge sharing, and provide collaborative opportunities for participants to act on.
  • The AVPN Global Conference will be centered around thematic areas that are central to Asia. It will also take deep dives into key social investment approaches, from philanthropy to impact investing to corporate social impact. Continue to stay updated with us by subscribing to our newsletter.
As participants join the Conference to connect with one another, we do not allow anonymity.


Join us as a partner

To get in front of the right audience, tell your stories, and provide solutions to problems that matter. We have created various partnership opportunities to showcase your work and enhance your branding visibility at the AVPN Global Conference 2024.


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Packed with keynote speakers, breakout sessions, panel discussions, workshops and interactive events, the Conference agenda will provide opportunities to explore different routes to action within the frames of collaboration, leadership and innovation. Sessions will be divided into three tracks, each focusing on an investment approach - philanthropy, impact investing or blended finance - and will also deep dive into specific topics as outlined below.

The agenda will be curated to provide options for delegates who are near the start of their social investing journey alongside sessions for those who are more seasoned.